Huion Kamvas Studio 16

A milestone for us long-time TPCRers, we finally have an EMR slate competitor from a 3rd party, other than Wacom—the Huion Kamvas Studio 16.

Build looking very solid! And the specs seem respectable:

Color Dark Grey
Dimension 384 x 234 x 11.9mm
Working Area 349.6 x 196.7mm
Net Weight 1.7Kg
Touch 10-point Capacitive Touch
Interface 2 x USB-C
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
Stand Adjustable stand ST200
Resolution 2560 x 1440
AG Glass YES
Full Lamination YES
Contrast Ratio 1200:1
Brightness 400nit
Response Time 14ms
Viewing Angle 89°/89°(H)/89°/89°(V) (Typ.)(CR>10)
Gamut Volume -
Display Color 16.7M(8bit)
Technical Specifications
Digital Pen PW550S Slim
Pen Technology Battery-Free Electromagnetic Resonance
Pen Resolution 5080 LPI
Pressure Sensitivity 8192Levels
Tilt Support ±60°
Sensing Height 10mm
Report Rate >300PPS
Accuracy ±0.3mm(Center) ±1mm(Corner)
Press Keys -
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
Mainboard -
Graphics Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Storage 512G SSD
Wireless Card Wi-Fi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Camera 5.0MP (Front-facing camera),8.0MP(Rear camera)
Speaker 4Ω/2W*2
OS Compatibility Windows 11 Professional

And a few highlights from the official page:

  • Multi-touch (wooh! :stuck_out_tongue: )
  • 100% Adobe RGB
  • Full Lamination technology and Anti-Glare Etched Glass
  • latest Huion PenTech 3.0+ technology
  • slim pen body design, PW550S
  • Fingerprint Power Button
  • kickstand supports angle adjustment from 30-75°
  • 58Wh battery
  • Price: $1699


Teoh says fan noise is low and it gets about 4-5hr battery life. Price seems reasonable for a true Mobile Studio Pro 16 competitor, with pro-grade display and EMR pen performance…and I’m getting slight VAIO Z Canvas vibes from the design. Exciting times. :smiley:


Quality post! One question, does this have a built-in kickstand? The first image makes it seems like it has one, but then the first video at 2:20 suggests it doesn’t (“you will have to put in on a stand”).

Is that compatible with anything else?

This post seems worrisome:


From reviews I’ve seen, the new pen is excellent. I was very excited about this at first, but then I realized, with the low battery life, and large size, it’s not like I’ll be taking it around as a portable drawing tablet, so what is it for? Moving around my house to draw? I think for the price, I’m personally better off with the Kamvas 24 pen display that has touch and just keeping it on my desk as a second monitor and keeping an IPP as a portable drawing tablet. Though honestly, I’m not sure if I have room on my desk for the Kamvas 24 alongside my 27" Samsung monitor. Does Huion make a 16" touch display as well? That’s probably the sweet spot for me.

Yes, and that’s one of the things that sets it apart: it seems to combine the solid metal construction of the Z Canvas and the friction hinge kickstand of the Surface Pro, both of which are examples of non-trivial engineering.

(Teoh Review @~5:00)

I would say not applicable, because he’s mainly talking about initial activation force which is a property of the specific pen (while “PenTech 3.0+” refers primarily to the digitizer and pen transceiver hardware/firmware revision).

The Kamvas Studio 16 uses a new slim pen model, the PW550S:

With a 9.5mm diameter, the digital pen, PW550S, has a pencil-like design that will benefit long periods of use. It also supports tilt function, 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, and felt pen nib replacement.

It’s possible that it could also exhibit high activation force, but if you look at Teoh’s line tests (@~20:40) he specifically says the “initial activation force of this pen is very low”. So I doubt this will be an issue.

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Any compatibility with Wacom styluses/digitzers?

Highly speculative, but there is evidence you might be able to use Cintiq Pens. Anecdotally, from this site:

On rare occasions, digital pens from Huion may work on XP-PEN devices and vice-versa.

Combined with Aaron Rutten’s discovery (@7:45), that Cintiq Grip Pens, Pro Pens (1/2/slim), Air Brush, and regular Intuos pen work on the Xencelabs Medium Tablet:

Since Xencelabs and XP-Pen share common digitizer tech (under parent Hanvon-Ugee), there’s the interesting possibility that Wacom pens might work with the Kamvas Studio. However, I’d message Teoh directly on this, as he can verify in-person.

If I wanted to use Cintiq pens, I’d get a Cintiq — I want a replacement for my Wacom One which:

  • uses the same stylus technology (rocking the compatibility w/ my Book 3, Kindle Scribe, and Note 10+)
  • has touch
  • is brighter
  • higher resolution
  • larger would be nice, but isn’t strictly necessary